Director - Barbara Worrall
Musical Director - Michael J Scott
Production Manager - Aaron Cawley
Choreography - Carla Speers
Julian Marsh - Joe Youds
Peggy Sawyer - Eve Leather
Billy Lawlor - Brian Howlett
Dorothy Brock - Valarie Ball
Maggie Jones - Carmel Leather
Bert Barry - Roy Youds
Andy Lee - Neil Silcock
Ann Reilly (Anytime Annie) Vicki Patheyjohns
Pat Denning - Ted Owen
Abner Dillon - Ron Murphy
Mac - Aaron Cawley
Phyllis Dale - Kate Murrell
Lorraine Flemming - Bredgeen Smyth
Gladys - Jennifer Ball
Ethel - Helen Milliken
Diane Lorimer - Diane Sissons
Gloria - Andrea Jones
Steve Barker, Frank Birkenhead, Valentine Fitzgerald, Mike Howard, Tim Jones and Simon Lowe
Lesley Boyle, Dorothy Collins, Jane Coulson, Sarah-Jane Hair, Susanna Henley, Mandy James, Jacqui Jones, Wendy Murrell, Seda Sonmez, Alison Wheeler and Jean Williams
Performed at Frodsham Community Centre - Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire
on the 3rd to 8th April 2006.
Music by Harry Warren - Lyrics by Al Dublin - Based on the Novel by Bradford Ropes - Direction and Dance by Gower Champion - Originally Produced on Broadway by David Merrick
Produced and Directed by Barbara Worrall and Musical Direction by Michael J Scott
42nd Street NODA review
"A fast moving production that placed great demands on the society’s capabilities with a vigorous extravaganza of dancing routines and chorus numbers in addition to the story line maintained by a fine group of principals. Eve Leather excelled in the role of the wannabe Peggy Sawyer, admirably partnered by Brian Howlett as Billy Lawlor.
Joe Youds celebrated his 20 years with the Zodiacs with arguably the best performance of his career as Julian Marsh and Valarie Ball was in her element as Dorothy Brock.
The minor principals were well cast, the well costumed chorus and dance routines were brightly executed and the stage settings were good, but for me a highlight of the production was the orchestral accompaniment by the eight-strong Manchester Stage Ensemble, comprising students from the RNCM and Lymm High School under the baton of Michael J Scott which was spot on in every aspect.
A good evening’s entertainment. Congratulations to all involved."